Allen County Fair is underway; so much more than expected


Fort Wayne, Ind. – – The 2022 Allen County Fair began this week and will run until July 31. The fair promises to have an array of activities suitable for families. But even when the Indiana sun is not blazing hot, and the lowing of 4-H animals cannot be heard, the fairgrounds still offer area residents and organizations a space for their special events.

About the Allen County Fair

Since 1989, the Allen County Fair has showcased the best of midway-style entertainment. With games, rides, 4-H competitions and more, festival-goers from around the Allen County area have come to count on the fair as a way to celebrate life in Allen County, with a touch of down-home ambiance.

As the county seat of Allen County, Fort Wayne is the logical spot for the fair. The fair is important now, as the city grows, and areas are annexed, and the Fort Wayne gets sophisticated, and more urban. The fair allows people to remember what the area was known for before it was swept in a wave of modernity, like so many surrounding areas.

When it is not festival season, the fairgrounds are available for a variety events including weddings, birthday parties, large cookouts, etc. Some of the perks of holding an event at the fairgrounds according to the website, include the option of serving alcohol, choice of caterer, outdoor and indoor space usage, including outdoor space that could accommodate large inflatables for children, etc. Further, all indoor spaces come with heat, central air, and restrooms. Parking is free. The Allen Fairgrounds’ existence depend on year-round rentals. “Without year-round rentals, the Allen County Fairgrounds could cease to exist,” the website explains.

This year’s Allen County Fair

Each day of the Allen County Fair is packed with activities to participate in, or simply experience from a safe distance. The rest of the week is no different. Food is available from open to close each day. Some days offer discounted admission, see website for details. Talks on the use of anhydrous ammonia, how drones can be used in agricultural, bird of prey catch and release, fishing tutorials, interaction with barnyard animals, and so much more can be experienced at the Allen County Fair. All of the fair activities conclude on Sunday at 5 p.m. The sale of 4-H animals is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 1.

For more information about the Allen County Fair and use of the fairgrounds visit:

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Dodie Miller-Gould is a native of Fort Wayne, Indiana who lives in New York City where she studies creative nonfiction at Columbia University. She has BA and MA degrees in English from Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, and an MFA in Fiction from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Her research interests include popular music and culture, 1920s jazz, and blues, confessional poetry, and the rhetoric of fiction. She has presented at numerous conferences in rhetoric and composition, and creative writing. Her creative works have appeared in Tenth Muse, Apostrophe, The Flying Island, Scavenger's Newsletter and elsewhere. She has won university-based awards for creative work and literary criticism.

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